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Vintage
2013
Nobile

2013 Nobile
Varietal Blend
Cabernet 57% Syrah 43%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
25.1° Brix
Alcohol
14.0
Cases Produced
225
Opt Consumption
2017-2027
Cooperage
56% new French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 19 – Oct 11, 2013
Bottling Date
Apr 2015
Release Date
Apr 2016

Nobile is Montemaggiore's own special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from our estate vineyards. Every year the exact blend varies slightly—57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Syrah in 2013—but the synergy between these two varietals always produces an elegant, age-worthy wine.

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Vineyard Profile: Estate Vineyard
Located on a mountainside high above Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, the rocky soils of Montemaggiore's estate vineyards produce intensely flavored grapes at naturally low yields. Using biodynamic practices and organic materials, we farm Paolo's Vineyard without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

2013 Vintage
An outstanding vintage for Montemaggiore wines!  The vines broke their winter dormancy early with a dry spring, which was followed by moderate summer temperatures, and a relatively dry harvest.  The long growing season resulted in grapes with balanced acidity, ripe tannins, and reasonable sugar levels—all leading to a classic vintage. 2013 was so high quality that Montemaggiore produced a Reserve wine, which had only happened twice in the prior ten years.

Winemaker's Goal
With the Nobile blend, Cabernet's strengths (structure, ageability, and depth) are combined with syrah's strengths (breadth of flavors, soft tannins)—thereby yielding a wine that's appealing fruit aromas, easy to drink young or aged, and a lot of complexity to keep you sipping! More on Nobile Winemaking

Tasting Notes
The 2013 Nobile features enticing aromas of brambly blackberry, black cherry and espresso along with hints of cocoa and dried herbs. On the palate, its structure is classic mouth-filling Cabernet, balancing power and elegance, with a smooth and luscious finish.
Winemaking Notes
The Cabernet and Syrah grapes were hand-harvested, and fermented separately to bring out its strengths: the structured complexity of the Cabernet and spicy berry flavors of the Syrah. Two different lots of Cabernet underwent short cold soaks with a 14-day fermentation while the Syrah underwent a short cold soak with a fermentation of 13 days. After a gentle pressing in a stainless steel basket press in order to limit astringency, the wine aged in French oak barrels. The wine was blended in August 2014, and bottled after barrel aging for 19 months.

Food Pairings
Being a balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this wine goes well with the dishes that traditionally go well with each varietal.  

Nobile pairs well with a grilled steak, braised short ribs, grilled sausage, roasted squash, braised lamb shanks, and polenta with grilled portobellos.

Consider our recipe for osso buco.

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Other Vintages
Montemaggiore has been producing Nobile, a Cabernet-Syrah blend since our inception in 2002, although from 2002-2004 it was called Superiore.  

 
Varietal Blend
Cabernet 57% Syrah 43%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
25.1° Brix
Alcohol
14.0
Cases Produced
225
Opt Consumption
2017-2027
Cooperage
56% new French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 19 – Oct 11, 2013
Bottling Date
Apr 2015
Release Date
Apr 2016